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« Reply #100 on: May 12, 2019, 01:04:17 AM »

Hey guys,

More experiments with various game art styles. I’ve got some pixel art-style map templates here:

ART- MAP TEMPLATES
https://soundimage.org/art-map-templates/

You’ll need to scroll down to the bottom of the page.

It was suggested to me that they might also be useful as backgrounds. Feel free to edit and modify as needed.

Btw, if anyone happens to have kids (or know someone who does) I’ve created a learning series that teaches them environmental stewardship in a fun way through stories and characters. It was my first try at making films with a DSLR…(they can be very challenging to work with in the field)…but I think the films came out pretty well. The organization I made them for was very happy with them and uses the films all the time…hopefully others can benefit from them as well. Please feel free to share with teachers, family, friends or anyone you know who might find them useful.
https://soundimage.org/dunes-island/


Enjoy!
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« Reply #101 on: May 20, 2019, 03:54:06 PM »

Hey there,

I’ve posted some more wild cartoon-style texture images derived from glass objects:

TXR – GLASS – Cartoon
https://soundimage.org/txr-glass-cartoon/

As always, please remember that they are meant to be building blocks rather than polished textures, so feel free to edit / alter / mash / etc., as needed.

Don’t forget to check out my learning series that teaches environmental responsibility in a fun way through stories and characters. The premise is this:

How can we expect children to be the future stewards of the Earth if they don’t feel connected to it??

Please share with family, friends, teachers or anyone who might find it useful.
https://soundimage.org/dunes-island/

Have a good week!
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« Reply #102 on: May 27, 2019, 02:17:24 PM »

I can’t believe May is almost over…what the hell happened to spring?  I swear…time is going by faster and faster…yikes!   

Anyhow, more new cartoon-style (for lack of a better word) texture images are here:

TXR – CONCRETE / PAVEMENT – Cartoon
https://soundimage.org/txr-concrete-pavement-cartoon/

TXR – GLASS – Cartoon
Some wild textures here…
https://soundimage.org/txr-glass-cartoon/

TXR – GROUND – Cartoon
https://soundimage.org/txr-ground-cartoon/

TXR – VEGETATION – Cartoon
https://soundimage.org/txr-vegetation-cartoon/

If you find my work helpful (especially my music and sounds) please consider making a donation to my website. The synthesizers I use to create the music and sounds that I share with everyone are very expensive…so expensive, in fact, that I have to make monthly payments on them…and donations really help me a lot to pay for them. Thanks in advance…and please feel free to share your projects…I love to see how creative people are using my work!
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« Reply #103 on: June 02, 2019, 03:51:17 PM »

Happy June everyone…summer is almost here!

This week we have a bunch of cool fantasy texture images. Free as always to use with attribution:

On my TXR – BRICK – Seamless page:

Some fantasy brick textures that might be useful for old or dilapidated structures.

https://soundimage.org/txr-brick-seamless/

On my TXR - GROUND page:

One that could work as a river bed in autumn...or perhaps for something else.

https://soundimage.org/txr-ground/

On my TXR – ORGANIC page:

One that could be an alien skin perhaps.

https://soundimage.org/txr-organic/

And on my ROCK/STONE – Seamless page:

Some new stone texture creations that might come in handy for pathways, buildings or other stone structures.

https://soundimage.org/txr-rockstone-seamless/

New sounds are on their way as well…I’ll probably post them on Wednesday. Have a good week and see you then!
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« Reply #104 on: June 10, 2019, 04:55:32 PM »

Hey guys,

More fantasy texture images await you…free as always to use with attribution.

TXR –ABSTRACT

They’re pretty wild….I’d be really interested to see how someone puts these to use!

https://soundimage.org/txr-abstract/

TXR – ALIEN SKINS

Some nasty looking stuff here…blech!

https://soundimage.org/txr-alien-skins/

TXR - METAL – SEAMLESS

These grungy metal textures might be useful for sci-fi or urban-themed projects.

https://soundimage.org/txr-metal-seamless/

Btw, I’ve begun my quest to expand the free sound effects section of my website. Any requests?
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« Reply #105 on: June 18, 2019, 05:25:21 AM »

Brand new texture images are ready for your projects on these pages:

TXR –ABSTRACT
https://soundimage.org/txr-abstract/

TXR – BRICK - Seamless
Some bricks covered with moss…
https://soundimage.org/txr-brick-seamless/

TXR - GROUND
Perhaps for bottom of a pond...or a walkway….
https://soundimage.org/txr-ground/

About 4,000 more images are waiting for you as well. All free to use with attribution. Enjoy and have a good week!
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« Reply #106 on: June 25, 2019, 03:24:42 PM »


Another super-busy week last week, but I did manage to create a bunch of new grimy metal textures. They live here:

TXR – Metal - Seamless
https://soundimage.org/txr-metal-seamless/

100% free to use with attribution.

More cool new music tracks are on their way later in the week.

See you then!
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« Reply #107 on: July 02, 2019, 04:28:20 PM »

Happy July!

This week we have more new fantasy textures to add to my 4000+ images:

A bunch of new fantasy ground images here:

TXR- Ground
https://soundimage.org/txr-ground/

Here's a new charred-looking fantasy brick texture:

TXR- Brick -Seamless
https://soundimage.org/txr-brick-seamless/

And a new fantasy stone/brick texture:

TXR – Rock/Stone - Seamless
https://soundimage.org/txr-rockstone-seamless/

All are free to use with attribution. Attribution information is here:
https://soundimage.org/attribution-info/

Have a good week!
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« Reply #108 on: July 08, 2019, 06:04:26 PM »

This week, we have some cool new fantasy wood textures…maybe useful for old ships, barrels, boardwalks, structures, doors, etc…

TXR- WOOD - Seamless
https://soundimage.org/txr-wood-seamless/

Enjoy…and keep being creative!
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« Reply #109 on: July 21, 2019, 02:35:12 PM »

Greetings!

This week’s new seamless textures are on the following pages:

TXR - GROUND
Some cool new ground cover textures.
https://soundimage.org/txr-ground/

TXR – SCI-FI
These could be used for all kinds of things I’m sure.
https://soundimage.org/txr-sci-fi/

(Make sure to scroll down for seamless textures.)

I hope everyone had a good weekend!
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« Reply #110 on: July 28, 2019, 03:38:03 PM »

This week’s new seamless textures are all fantasy textures:

TXR - METAL - Seamless
Some grungy textures…perhaps for urban-based structures or sci-fi things?
https://soundimage.org/txr-metal-seamless/

TXR – ROCK / STONE – Fantasy
These don’t exist in reality but are combinations of other images that I’ve created.
https://soundimage.org/txr-rock-stone-fantasy/

Have a good week and keep being creative!
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« Reply #111 on: August 04, 2019, 02:44:17 PM »

Hi Folks,

I have some cool new seamless textures ready for your projects. They are on the following pages:

TXR- ALIEN SKINS
Might work for creature skin or perhaps vegetation.
https://soundimage.org/txr-alien-skins/

TXR – GROUND
Some new gritty sand textures. Might come in handy for sandy bottoms of things. (Scroll down to the seamless images area.)
https://soundimage.org/txr-ground/

TXR – ROCK / STONE – Fantasy
Some more fantasy stone textures.
https://soundimage.org/txr-rock-stone-fantasy/

Enjoy!
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« Reply #112 on: August 13, 2019, 05:04:24 PM »

Hi guys,

I’m in the middle of a big project, but I managed to get some new free textures done for everyone. They are on the following pages:

TXR – BRICK - Seamless

Some new fantasy cobblestone images. Maybe useful for paths and roads in fantasy-based games?

https://soundimage.org/txr-brick-seamless/

TXR - ABSTRACT

Some new abstract textures. Maybe for sci-fi projects?

https://soundimage.org/txr-abstract/

Enjoy!
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« Reply #113 on: August 20, 2019, 03:02:36 AM »

Greetings fellow creatives,

If anyone is interested, I was recently asked to do an interview for a website called Exilian. Hopefully my answers were entertaining and (somewhat) intelligent…lol. Here’s a link if anyone wants to check it out:

https://exilian.co.uk/articles.php

That said, this week’s cool new textures are on the following pages:

TXR – BRICK - Seamless
Some really interesting brick textures.
https://soundimage.org/txr-brick-seamless/

TXR – ROCK/STONE – Seamless
Some new stone textures that could be used for old roads, paths, castles, etc. Some have grass between the stones, too.
https://soundimage.org/txr-rockstone-seamless/

More music is on its way as well as some cool new city ambience sounds.

Keep being creative!
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« Reply #114 on: August 27, 2019, 05:48:42 AM »

Hey everyone,

For those of you who have been using my original music in your projects, I’ve had a good number of requests for uncompressed versions of my tracks, so I’ve begun making them available on Gumroad for a small fee to help support the site. The MP3 files that I make freely available sound very good, but the original uncompressed WAV files really sound incredible…give them a try!

If anyone is curious as to why I didn’t upload WAV files onto my site to begin with, the reason is that my web hosting service places limitations on file sizes and WAV files tend to be very large.

Anyhow, it’s going to take some time to upload everything, so if anyone has any requests for WAV versions of tracks you happen to like, just drop me an email and I’ll upload them to Gumroad for you. Feel free to convert to Ogg (or any format you like.)

That said, this week’s new free textures are on the following pages:

TXR – BRICK - Seamless
These might be really nice for castles.
https://soundimage.org/txr-brick-seamless/

TXR – WOOD – Seamless
Perhaps for old doors, structures, barrels or other things.
https://soundimage.org/txr-wood-seamless/

More music and ambient sounds coming this week.

Enjoy and keep being creative!
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« Reply #115 on: September 02, 2019, 07:30:50 PM »

Hi guys,

New free images are waiting for your projects on these pages:

ART – Cobblestones
More mad experimenting. I made some pixel art style images from a couple of my cobblestone images. Maybe for castles and things? They look pretty cool scaled down. Feel free to edit / take samples from them / scale them as needed, etc.
https://soundimage.org/art-cobblestones/

ART – Brick
Some new pixel art-style brick images. Trying to come up with some fresh new looks. Feel free to edit / take samples from them / scale them as needed, etc.
https://soundimage.org/art-brick/

MUSIC UPDATE:

WAV files proved too large to upload onto Gumroad in any reasonable amount of time…(we’re talking about 1900+ tracks) so I’m uploading Ogg files instead. I’ve started with my Fantasy page. They sound really great…give them a try!

Meanwhile, if anyone has requests for WAV versions of tracks you happen to like, feel free to contact me.

Have a good week and keep being creative!
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« Reply #116 on: September 10, 2019, 04:49:06 AM »

More mad experimenting this week.

I’ve been trying to create some new looks for pixel art-style images, specifically tiles that can be used in 2D games and things.

On my ART – Brick page, you’ll find:

A bunch of cool new brick tiles, 64 by 64 pixels each. Some have a 3D look to them.

https://soundimage.org/art-brick/

On my ART – Ground page, you’ll find:

A variety of new ground tiles that could work for rocky surfaces, grass, sand, etc.

https://soundimage.org/art-ground/

MUSIC UPDATE:

Super high-quality Ogg files are now available for every track on my Fantasy 1 page as well as my Sci-Fi/Space page. And for about half of the tracks on my Looping Music page.

Eventually, they will be available for every track on my site.

Meanwhile, if anyone has requests for Ogg versions of tracks you happen to like, just let me know and I’ll be happy to upload them for you.

Enjoy and keep being creative!
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« Reply #117 on: September 18, 2019, 03:53:27 PM »

Hi guys,
I’ve been super busy this week creating custom music for a bunch of indie projects, but I did manage some more mad experiments with pixel art-style wood tiles...128X128. You can download them freely here:
https://soundimage.org/art-wood/

OGG MUSIC UPDATE:
All of the music tracks on my Horror/Surreal page can now be downloaded as very high-quality Ogg files. Halloween’s not too far off, so I’ll try to create more creepy music tracks this month.
Meanwhile, if anyone has requests for Ogg versions of tracks that haven’t been made available yet, just let me know and I’ll be happy to upload them for you.
Enjoy!
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« Reply #118 on: September 24, 2019, 03:12:09 PM »

Greetings!

New pixel art-style tiles are ready for your projects. All free to use with attribution. You’ll find them here:

ART – Ground
https://soundimage.org/art-ground/

ART – Metal
https://soundimage.org/art-metal/

Enjoy and keep creating!
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« Reply #119 on: October 16, 2019, 01:47:44 PM »

Hey everyone,

I just opened a new page of stone pixel art-style tiles. You’ll find them here:

ART – Stone
https://soundimage.org/art-stone/

Feel free to edit as needed.

I’ve also created a bunch of new ground tiles. They live here:

ART – Ground
https://soundimage.org/art-ground/

As always, if you have any requests, feel free to pm or email me.

I hope some of my work is helpful!
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